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1865: The War’s Last Year

It’s been 150 years since the bloodiest war on American soil came to an end, with the final battle staged at Appomattox. Jon McGinty explains how the Civil War wound down and how our region’s war heroes are celebrated.

Know Your Neighbors: Robin Doeden

Philanthropy has always been a priority for this professional fundraiser, who’s helping donations to have a lasting impact. Meet the dynamic director of the McHenry County Foundation.

Lost Landmarks: The Hot-Spots of Yesteryear

Once a building is gone, it can’t be brought back, except in our memories. Explore four treasures that left a lasting impression on our region’s identity.

Arrival of the Owls

Last winter, while birders around Chicagoland marveled at the appearnace of snowy owls, one photographer braved the cold to capture the action.

Know Your Neighbors: Adam Reed Tucker

Constructing a famous skyscraper is no easy task, but reconstructing it from small plastic bricks is an entirely different feat. Meet an Arlington Heights artist whose LEGO sculptures inspire both children and adults.